Meg Wolitzer

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Ishiguro's 'Buried Giant' Gets Lost In Its Own Fog

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel is set in a mythical Arthurian England. Though the premise was promising, the book is too vague to make much of an impact.


Ignoring The Rules, Kelly Link Traffics In Wonder, Irony, And Teenage Longings

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

As a writer Kelly Link is possessed of many magical powers, but to me what's most notable about her new collection, Get in Trouble, is its astonishing freedom. It's one thing to put demon lovers and ghost boyfriends and spaceships in your stories, but it's something else to allow yourself ...


Actress Anjelica Huston's Memoir Has Glitz, But Lacks Depth

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Anjelica Huston's memoir is all Hollywood, all the time. It's full of anecdotes about Jack Nicholson and other stars. But these stories of excess, fame and money lack feeling and subtext.


Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' Is Full Of Sharp And Jabbing Truths

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In her latest collection, Margaret Atwood takes on death, dreadfulness and the use of fantasy. Though these stories are strange and wild, they all somehow ring true.


Legal Dilemmas Become Human Drama In Ian McEwan's Latest

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Children Act by Ian McEwan is about a judge whose ruling decides the fate of a teenager in ways she can't imagine. It's written with McEwan's trademark gracefulness and control.


Teen Drama? Occult Thriller? Gritty War Epic? 'Bone Clocks' Is All Three

Thursday, August 28, 2014

David Mitchell's new novel might span five perspectives and six decades, but he brings this complex mix together with signature elegance. The combination makes for a thrilling read.


Haruki Murakami Paints A 'Colorless' Character In A Vividly Imagined World

Monday, August 18, 2014

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, about a young man looking for closure, offers Haruki Murakami's trademark blend of fantasy and reality. Some moments fall flat, but many others are intoxicating.


Strange And Beautiful Love Stories Light Up 'Paper Lantern'

Monday, June 23, 2014

The stories in Stuart Dybek's latest collection concern themselves with strong feelings, and sometimes with crazed longings. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer finds them "a little alarming, a little wonderful."


Pro-Russian Separatists To Join Ukrainian Cease-Fire

Monday, June 23, 2014

Days after Kiev announced a unilateral weeklong halt in the fighting, forces belonging to the self-declared "Donetsk People's Republic" say they will honor it.


A Satire Of Literary Prizes Reveals A World Of Insanity

Friday, May 30, 2014

Edward St. Aubyn is no stranger to losing out on awards. In 2006 his novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker. But in 2011 he didn't even make the longlist. Now he's getting his revenge.


In 'Every Day Is For The Thief,' Cole Chronicles A City's Reality

Saturday, April 26, 2014

In Teju Cole's newest, elliptical novel, an unnamed narrator visits his native country, alarmed at what has changed, and at what hasn't.


After A Disaster In 'Family Life,' Relief Never Comes

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Akhil Sharma took over a decade to write his novel, Family Life, a mostly autobiographical account of an immigrant family and an accident that shatters their dreams for the future.

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Ryan Budget Vote Produces 'Win' For Both Parties

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Democrats made lots of speeches about the horrors of the GOP's Ryan budget. Republicans made lots of speeches about its wonders. The actual effect on public policy? None.


Dinaw Mengestu Embraces The Vastness Of Love And War

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Meg Wolitzer says All Our Names, told in the alternating voices of two lovers, is a subtle masterpiece. It tackles huge themes — relationships, violence, identity, racism — but never overreaches.


When You Befriend A Killer, You Can't Not Write About It

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In 2008, Clark Rockefeller kidnapped his daughter and led police on a weeklong chase. Turned out he wasn't a Rockefeller at all; he was an impostor who happened to be friends with writer Walter Kirn.


For Anjelica Huston, The 'Story' Starts Long Before Los Angeles

Monday, December 02, 2013

When I saw that the actress Anjelica Huston had written a memoir, I thought, "Oh, good, I'll read that." I assumed it would be filled with wild stories from '70s and '80s Hollywood and her relationship with Jack Nicholson. What it was like to win an Academy Award for Best ...


Feminist, Foodie, Filmmaker — Ephron Did It All, And Wrote About It, Too

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

When writers die, it's hard to know if their work will live on. I'm always amazed at what does or doesn't last –– what seems fresh as time passes, or what takes on that dreaded sepia tint even just a year or two later.

When Nora Ephron died in June ...


Bridget In Middle Age: We're Not So 'Mad About' This Girl

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

As you may have already heard by now, in the latest installment of the Bridget Jones saga, sexy love interest Mark Darcy is dead. The outcry over his death was not caused by sadness so much as by the sense readers had that killing him was a cheat, a sacrilege, ...


Brainy, Fat And Full Of Ideas: 'Night Film' Is A Good-Natured Thriller

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Novels are low-tech objects. They can't be plugged in, they've got no buttons or knobs, and they don't make your eyes pop out of your head as you watch creatures or asteroids zigzag across a screen. Usually, novels have no visual aids at all. So if you want to know ...


Hidden Gems: 5 Summer Books That Deserve More Fanfare

Monday, August 19, 2013

In the old days, when a book came out it just had to compete with other books. But these days a book has to compete not only with other books, but also with blog posts and tweets and tumblrs and everything else in written form. There's only so much that ...